University of Sydney partnership to help those living with dementia

Calvary is partnering with the University of Sydney to trial and evaluate a new program to help aged care residents with mild to moderate dementia remain healthy and independent. Known as the I-CHARP project (Interdisciplinary Care Home-based Reablement Program), this implementation research study is being funded by the National Health

Enabling an innovative workforce for research success

By Kerryn Vine-Camp, Calvary National Director People & Corporate Services Thomas A Edison once said: “There’s a way to do it better – find it”. As a leading healthcare provider, Calvary recognises that to ensure ongoing research activities we must have an organisational strategy that attracts, retains and supports innovation

Step up and be part of the dementia solution

Approximately 450,000 Australians live with dementia – almost every one of us knows someone diagnosed with or has cared for someone with this neurodegenerative condition. Dementia is the second highest cause of death among Australians, and without a medical breakthrough, this number is expected to increase to nearly 900,000 Australians

Pastoral Care Week 2021

This week, 24-30 October, we celebrate Pastoral Care Week, also known as Spiritual Care Week. Pastoral Care is internationally celebrated for its inclusivity, regardless of whether the participants and recipients are religious or non-religious.

Report calls for more home-based palliative care

A new report commissioned by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) calls for the provision of more home-based palliative care services to relieve pressure on hospitals and save valuable health system dollars. CHA, the peak body for Catholic health and aged care service providers in Australia, launched the report today at Calvary

Study sets the stage for new preventative measures

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial/uterine cancer has for the first time been demonstrated. Current statistics show that 57% of women who develop uterine cancer are obese, yet it hasn’t been clear how or why fat cells drive this particular cancer more than other tumour types.

Marriage, Same Sex Relationships and Calvary

With a sense of unease and discomfort, Calvary noted several media articles over the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 which claim that the “Catholic church” is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised. We reassure staff and

Cutting edge prostate cancer treatment
Taking aim at prostate cancer

Calvary Mater Newcastle cancer researchers take a lead role in exploring the use of advanced radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer. Calvary Mater Newcastle researchers, in collaboration with Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, have developed a treatment option for men with prostate cancer using stereotactic radiotherapy, which gives very high doses of